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  1. slow stitching speed

    Hence the joy of a properly setup servo motor... sew the speed that the job demands. I sew more and more belts on my 441 clone (and belts aren't getting shorter..) Sewing down the length of it is easy to guide so it's pedal to the metal, however sewing the tip of the belt is very visible when being worn and the servo allows me to get a stitch at a time if I want. End of the day, I still want to get each item completed as quickly as possible.
  2. slow stitching speed

    I agree, watching your machine amble down the easy parts to sew is a waste of time. I can't envision someone wanting to pay more for your product just because you sewed it really slow.
  3. Needle positioner install

    Servo motors usually come with a bit of a hardware assortment for holding the sensor from moving. Maybe talk to your dealer? It is also preferable to fix the sensor to the head vs. the table as it makes it simpler to be able to flip the head back when required.
  4. Needle positioner install

    If the positioner sensor moves around, the needle will change where it stops. It should be fixed so it doesn't move.
  5. I have bought from them several times and always with good results. They have proven very helpful at figuring things out.
  6. Bissonette edgers

    Aside from sharpening , I try to use them equally in both directions. This kind of hones one edge when you are cutting with the opposite edge.
  7. Dilute with water by 50% then spray it. Everything else I have tried has left me frustrated.
  8. Pictures here:
  9. I had a dealer supplied table and it always annoyed me... poor fit, awkward bobbin changes and not attractive. I got one of Uwe's tables and am very happy with it. Bobbin changes are much easier with his ingenious, magnetically attached plate over the bobbin.
  10. Line 24 Snap Question

    Should work.
  11. I would try this 1st. Loosen the set screws on the drive wheel, push the bobbin winder in and move the drive wheel over until you get firm contact. Tighten screws. Check to see if it is clear from the driven wheel when the bobbin winder is released. Then you can likely find a replacement part at your leisure and put it on the wall until next time. Parts for me are 4 hours away, including a ferry ride or wait for the mail, so I have had to learn alternative fixes. lol
  12. splitter blade sharpening

    I think taking your blade to someone that does scissors and knives is risky unless they have experience with splitter blades. I agree with Bruce, someone that is good at sharpening planer blades would be a better choice to try. End of the day, I would sent it to someone that is known to be able to correctly sharpen my splitter blade, getting back a poorly sharpened blade can be much worse than a dull blade, especially if you end up having to replace your blade. I have a Tormek sharpening system and was able to adapt their planer blade jig to sharpen my splitter blades. However knowing how long it takes me to sharpen a blade, I think Bruce's offer of $15-20 to sharpen your blade is a very reasonable cost. If I wasn't in a different country, I would likely use his service and use the time saved to work on other things.
  13. Question on simple mass cutting

    We all have to do our own math on what is the best choice for individual businesses. The title on the thread is about mass production. Although I understand 'mass' is a word that can have greatly varying connotative values.
  14. Needle Guide for Machines

    I just noticed that the Thread Exchange has added some pages with good needle information: There is also a thread to needle guide and a needle guide.
  15. Question on simple mass cutting

    They are often too slow for production. There are also pneumatic and manual presses but again, not that fast. Aside from the cycle rate of the clicker, being able to quickly place both your hide and die makes for considerable time savings.